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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bruno Montt

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Photograph 2627120 was awarded to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wedding photographer Bruno Montt for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wedding photographer Bruno Montt with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Hotel Bela Vista - Rio de Janeiro.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their pictures are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these competitions is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Vermont, United States

Jacob Hannah

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Photograph 2627102 was awarded to Vermont, United States wedding photographer Jacob Hannah for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Vermont, United States wedding photographer Jacob Hannah with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Wychmere Beach Club, Massachusetts.

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their images are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these competitions is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Photograph 2626944 was awarded to France wedding photographer Patrick Lombaert for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Patrick Lombaert with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Paris.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their pictures are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these competitions is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Virginia, United States

Johnny Shryock

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Photograph 2626939 was awarded to Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Appleford Estate, Villanova, PA .

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their pictures are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these competitions is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Utrecht, Netherlands

Leonard Walpot

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Photograph 2626881 was awarded to Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Netherlands.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their pictures are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these contests is a true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Utrecht, Netherlands

Leonard Walpot

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Photograph 2626876 was awarded to Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Utrecht.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their pictures are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these contests is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Vendee (85) , France

Jeremie Sangare

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Photograph 2626860 was awarded to Vendee (85) , France wedding photographer Jeremie Sangare for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Vendee (85) , France wedding photographer Jeremie Sangare with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Vendée, France .

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their images are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these contests is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Utrecht, Netherlands

Leonard Walpot

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Photograph 2626854 was awarded to Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Netherlands.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their pictures are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these competitions is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Ufuk Sarisen

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Photograph 2625824 was awarded to Istanbul, Turkey wedding photographer Ufuk Sarisen for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Istanbul, Turkey wedding photographer Ufuk Sarisen with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their images are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these contests is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Freek Nagtzaam

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Photograph 2625784 was awarded to Noord Brabant, Netherlands wedding photographer Freek Nagtzaam for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Noord Brabant, Netherlands wedding photographer Freek Nagtzaam with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Noord Brabant.

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their pictures are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these contests is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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